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Set in the heart of the Piddle Valley on the outskirts of the

the picturesque village of Piddletrenthide, South House Retreat is a

unique tranquil place to rest and visit the beautiful county of Dorset.

Run by writer Tracy and her artist husband Martin

this 200-year old Regency house is a wonderfully tranquil

place. The guest bedrooms have big comfy beds, fluffy dressing

gowns and towels, hair dryers, tea/coffee facilities, desks

and relaxation space.

There are also three large bathrooms with toiletries where you can

have bubble filled lazy soaks or a refreshing

shower, a therapy room where you can book relaxing massages

and other holistic treatments.

The rooms are deliberately without TV giving

you more time to relax in the garden or hot tub, enjoy down time,

read or play board games in our large lounge/library or just sleep!

We have a homely kitchen with aga, open fires, studio space for

painting, art and craft gallery, south facing walled garden,

hot tub and the river Piddle running through the grounds.

We are surrounded by beautiful countryside offering superb walks

and spectacular views of rolling hills and the amazing

Jurassic Coast.

There is no minimum stay at South House Retreat,

though with bed and breakfast, half and full board options as

well as bespoke packages, you are likely to want to linger!

Alongside the guest facility South House hold a number of

residential and non-residential courses for writers and artists and

offer the house and gardens as a studio for photographers. 

We also run mindful and meditation-well-being workshops. 

We rent out art studio space to guests as well as non-residents.

The summer of 2017 will see our new tea rooms and gallery

opening at weekends. Watch social media and this site for more

details on this.

We only let a few rooms so we are never crowded, we do

however, cater for small group functions and day visitors

For more information on this unique creative, restful haven please

contact us using the facilities on this site or calling one of

the contact numbers.

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